Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
The Great Wall was first built during the War States Period (475-221 BC) in various sections so that China might defend itself from northern invasions.
It has been added on and added on and added on.…..since.
It is generally considered to be about 6,000km (3,720 miles) long. It’s the about that bugs people.
China’s State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) and State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping (SBSM) will conduct a massive geographical survey to determine the exact length.
Some people have too much time on their hands…anyway.
All of 2007 will be spent with guys taking meter sticks and walking the length of the Wall and keeping a record.
In 2008 the exact length will be announced.
Watch for Great Wall Pools to pop up and raffles and such as people and businesses try to capitalize on this survey. Las Vegas already has odds of 6000km:1 that one person will guess the distance to the nearest kilometer.
I know how tall and wide the thing is…and how hard it is to climb and trek…been there done that.
But, just how long is it?
What do you think?
Maybe you are interested in:
20 Facts about the Great Wall of China – And One Myth Debunked
Here’s what we need to do:
1) Put money down in Vegas for a best-guess figure.
2) Start wining and dining the metre-stick guys.
3) When they’ve got their figure, but before they’ve announced it… either build or destroy the amount of wall we need to take the Vegas pot.
4) Split the pot with the metre-stick guys (80/20 for us).
5) Live rich, guilt-free lives knowing that most of the wall is less than 15-years-old anyway and is not much more than the world’s longest tourist trap.
PS: It’s the Warring States Period. 😉
did it keep the rabbits out?
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